Track Your Progress

We cannot end homelessness until every community rigorously tracks and measures its progress on a monthly basis and makes calculated adjustments to improve performance.

Solving a problem is impossible without a broad-based team and a reliable way of measuring success. Without regular performance data, we have no way of knowing whether or not the methods that communities are employing to end homelessness are working. That’s why 100,000 Homes communities commit to reporting their housing progress monthly and measuring that performance against clear and carefully determined benchmarks.
 
Each month, local advocates report the total number of people they have housed to the 100,000 Homes data team which uses that information to prepare detailed, individually tailored performance reports for each community enrolled in the Campaign. These reports outline a community’s progress toward its goal of ending homelessness and compare its efforts to the performance of similarly sized and resourced communities around the country. 
 
When communities report consistently for three months in a row, they are placed on the 100,000 Homes Fully Committed List, a list regularly shared with national funders and media representatives in an effort to highly communities who are committed to using data to improve performance.
 
The goal of monthly tracking and reporting is to help communities begin housing 2.5% of their chronic and vulnerable homeless populations each month. This target places a community squarely on track to end chronic and vulnerable homeless within four years, bringing them much closer to meeting the goals of Opening Doors, the federal plan to end homelessness.
 
The 100,000 Homes data team calculates the baseline chronic and vulnerable homeless population for each community using data from the most recent, federally mandated Point in Time count as well as data on the number of vulnerable homeless people in each community (typically gathered from that community’s Registry Week). Our improvement coaches then work with communities to set achievable targets and adopt proven best practies to get to 2.5% as quickly as possible.
 
Every community enrolled in the Campaign has its performance data publicly tracked on the 100,000 Homes Impact Map, a web-based map that shows the diffusion of the Campaign throughout the country as well as how many homeless individuals and families each participating community has housed. This map also highlights communities that have proactively identified all of their homeless neighbors by name by conducting a Registry Week, become fully committed to the use of data, and achieved a monthly housing rate of 2.5% of their chronic and vulnerable homeless populations.